AnAge entry for Connochaetes taurinus

Classification (HAGRID: 02389)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Connochaetes
Species
Connochaetes taurinus
Common name
Blue wildebeest

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
24.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

Although they may be sexually mature earlier, males can only breed when they are about 2.5 years old. Females may breed at earlier ages. One specimen lived 24.3 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
411 days
Male sexual maturity
912 days
Gestation
253 days
Weaning
278 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
18,125 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
164,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0026 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
79%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
230.0730 W
Body mass
196500.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001171 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625079
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9927
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